LAVAL, QC, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - With winter fast approaching, now
is the time for Canadians to get their winter-weather driving skills in
high gear. Driving on icy, wet or snow-covered roads requires sharp
winter driving skills, and a good set of winter tires. Michelin Canada
is teaching Canadians the dos and don'ts of winter driving with
important tips that aim to keep them safe on the road.
The Michelin Winter Driving Academy (www.michelinwintercenter.com) is an interactive, online resource offering information on how to get
vehicles winter ready and important tips to enhance winter driving
"With safety as our guiding principle, Michelin created the Michelin
Winter Driving Academy to help Canadian drivers better understand how
to navigate the season's treacherous conditions," says Adam Murphy,
marketing director for Michelin Canada. "We encourage experienced and
novice drivers alike to visit our Academy site to learn how they can
hone their winter driving skills. That way they can take on winter
roads with confidence while they drive loved ones to meet family and
friends this holiday season."
"Drivers need to understand and respect winter conditions," says Carl
Nadeau, professional race car driver and Michelin Winter Driving
Academy expert. "It's important to adapt driving to existing
conditions, especially when facing winter hazards such as black ice and
Examples of tips that drivers can find on the Michelin Winter Driving
Academy website include:
Stopping distance, handling and performance are all improved when
driving on four winter tires.
When the temperature dips below 7 Celsius, it is time to switch to
winter tires, even if the roads are dry.
Tires lose pressure as the temperature drops, so it is important to
check the pressure at least once a month.
If the vehicle in front of you loses control, brake while safely trying
to avoid the accident. Rather than staring at the vehicle in question,
focus on where you want to steer your own vehicle.
Make sure you always have at least half a tank of gas to avoid a frozen
SOURCE: Michelin Canada
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Jade Lavallée Labossière